Bar News - June 18, 2010
NHLA’s Jon Baird to Serve As Administrative Judge in Alaska
Co-workers, lawmakers, government officials and friends, old and new, bade farewell to longtime NHLA staff attorney Jonathan Baird at a May 19 event at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord.
NHLA Attorney Jon Baird (left) was honored at a reception at Capital Center for the Arts. Pictured with him are staff attorney Dan Feltes and NHLA Executive Director John Tobin.
Baird, who worked at NHLA for 24 years and was its chief lobbyist at the State House, was remembered by former law school classmate Stephen Cherry, as well as co-workers at NHLA. Baird also served as the managing attorney of NHLA’s Claremont office and handled a high volume of Social Security disability benefit appeals.
Consistent themes sounded by speakers were Baird’s unrelenting embrace of progressive causes (his college graduation photo showed him holding up a "Get out of Cambodia" sign), his encouraging nature and dedication to mentoring colleagues, as well as his devotion to his hometown (and once-downtrodden) football team, the Philadelphia Eagles.
Baird has accepted a position as an administrative judge for the Social Security Appeals Board and has moved to Anchorage, Alaska.